but in 2017, such folks are found to have a CRY1 gene mutation causing "delayed sleep phase disorder." So, why should night owl-ness be a disorder? Drug companies want to offer a drug to make these individuals align to "normal" patterns of sleep and life. What's your opinion?
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I always liked the 10am - 7pm or 8pm shift when I was working in the restaurant industry. But as someone else has said, the shift-worker syndrome made me miserable and unhealthy on the weeks that I had to work until 12am and be back by 5am!
How fascinating. this is just so interesting. Are humans nocturnal? I think we are both. Depending on the meat source available for hunting. But what of technology and 24 hr light. Cool.
Night time is good for writing and reading, I agree.
I hear that
We do have a lot of interesting answers to this question.when and if I retire, I'll probably sleep exactly when I seem to need to sleep, a few hrs 3 - 8am and 2-4pm. About every 3 months, I am awake all night and love the quiet.
I can stay up til 6 easier than rising at 6. LOL
My worst experience was having to go to bed at 6:30pm as a child until I was 12 yrs old. I was awake half the night because bedtime was too early.
Right on with the music stuff. I had no TV until --- So I would go off to bed to listen to radio. Great memories.
Yes not a good idea until at least 8 Patty
6:30pm was definitely too early, and a way to "get the kid out of the way." Since my father left for work early and returned @ 6:30pm, I never saw him Mon - Fri.
My favorite times to work are 11pm - 3am and middle of the afternoon. 6am is early, isn't it?
Yes, I always liked the quiet of those times.
Parenthood changes things a lot.
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Yes, I don;t want to see a drugged population because of sleep differences. It's like the abused spouses that are prescribed Valium so they can tolerate abuse better. Crazy!
I think that people are geared toward different "shifts", like 1st, 2nd, 3rd shift. Employers should recognize this and hire & schedule people accordingly. Some bosses do the opposite, some with glee.
I suppose a sleep center could analyze it all, but might be pretty expensive. I worked 3rd shift for a few months one year and could never sleep during the day. Getting up at 8:30 or 9am and working until 10pm seems fine for many years.
Thanks for the answer and information.I think I would not want to take a drug to sleep "normal" hours. An interesting sci-fi story would be one where the govt forced everyone sleep at the same time.
I think people have their own internal clock naturally. My mom told me that even as a baby and toddler I would stay up at night amusing myself contented to play by myself in my crib! I would make a tent by tying my blanket to the finials and playing